Flight Path Area Rock Climbing
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DescriptionFlight Path Area on Bridge Mountain has at least ten quality routes rated from 5.6 to 5.10-, mixed and trad. Most of the routes are broken up into a couple smaller areas, where groups of four routes share common belay/rappel anchors. This is ideal if you'd like to lead up a moderate route and then set up top roping on several more difficult ones. The routes face east and only get sun in the morning. Nearby routes exist to the north in Gemstone Gully and to the south in Stick Gully.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Getting ThereFrom the Pine Creek parking lot, the Flight Path Area is located on Bridge Mountain, well to the right of Straight Shooter Wall. An approach could be made via Straight Shooter, but involves bushwhacking. The preferred way involves taking the Pine Creek trail west, toward Mescalito, then hanging a right (north) about a half mile up the trail, on to the Dale Trail. About a quarter mile up the Dale Trail, which parallels the massif, as you drop into a streambed, look for a climbers trail that branches left, toward the crags. This trail is well marked by cairns. Look at Flight Path from here and observe the weakness in the red cliff band below it. Follow the trail up the cliff to the area. This approach takes 30 minutes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Flight Path Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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